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2023 Top Ten(ish)


The Smart Folk/ The Golden Rail/ The Autumn Hearts, Marrickville Bowling Club, NSW. A bittersweet occasion for me as a member of The Smart Folk but it was a great night thanks to the stellar support of The Golden Rail and The Autumn Hearts.

The Apartments/Halfway - The Great Club, Marrickville, NSW.

Raising Ravens/DOWNGIRL/Gaia Rising: Marrickville Bowling ClubNSW.

The On and Ons/ Penny Ikinger Band: George Lane, St Kilda. Great venue, great bands, great company.

The Silversound - Brunswick Ballroom, VIC: Mind blown, album immediately purchased.

Snarski Circus Lindy Band - The  Great Club

Jo Meares’ Silver Bullets - The Gasoline Pony, Marrickville, NSW:  Jo brought his Melbourne combo with him and wow, did they deliver.

Dane Blacklock and the Preacher’s Daughter: The Duke Hotel, Enmore, NSW: Satanicabaret!

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Sunnyboys’ final show - Enmore Theatre, NSW: An emotional night, those songs, that sound!

The Cruel Sea/ The Wraylettes -  Enmore Theatre, NSW: Wow. What a return this was! The Wraylettes were great fun too. 

Honourable mentions

Great sets by The Loud Hailers, The Maggie Pills, Datura4 (supporting a band not worthy of them), Those Pretty Wrongs  (seeing Jody play drums on Big Star songs!), Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes.

Two highly recommended

The Silversound debut - Psychedelic, great grooves, guitar wig outs….seems to have flown under the critics’ radar. BUY IT.

Travels and Travails - Penny Ikinger